Travel Guide - Yellow Crane Tower & Heptachord Terrace
Yellow Crane Tower
As one of the most famous and spectacular Towers in China the Yellow Crane Tower China travel deals is a must to visit. Originally built in 223 A.D during the Three Kingdoms Period as a Wu Kingdom military tower. The tower has been destructed several times and is today placed one kilometre (0,6 mile) from its original site.
The tower is today 52 metres high with five stores and the architecture of the existing tower is from the Qing Dynasty and it was completed first in 1985. Placed on the top of Snake Hill you have a 360 degree view from the top of the tower over Wuhan and a magnificent view northwards over thegreat Yangtse (Chanjiang) River. On the first floor you find a description that made the tower well known throughout China, written by Cui Hao, a famous poet of Tang dynasty (618-907). The tower has fascinated poets through the centuries, only in the Qing dynasty, as many as 300 poems were written about the tower.
Heptachord Terrace, also named Boya Terrace China tour packages, is located on the bank of Moon Lake, western foot of Tortoise Hill in Hanyang district.
Story goes that Yu Boya used to be a famous musician in Chu kingdom during the spring and Autumn Period (770 - 476 B.C.). Although good at musical instrument China Travel Destinations, he was always depressed for few people can keenly comprehend his music. One day, on his way back to his country after a diplomatic mission, he was blocked here by a sudden heavy rain. When it cleared up, Yu Boya played a piece of music. Zhong Ziqi, a woodcutter, understood quite well the message conveyed in Boya's music - a vivid description of mountains and rivers, then traced the music and found Yu Boya. Thus the two became bosom friends. One year later, when Ziqi died, Boya, knowing there would be no one else to appreciate the beauty of his music, smashed his lute in grief and never again played music. Later people built this terrace in memory of the friends.
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